Approximately 18,000 full-text doctoral and Masters level dissertations/theses are available for searching on the ABI-Global business database. All are from US or Canadian universities. To search for a thesis on a particular research topic, click the ‘More Search Options‘ link on the default search screen and then select ‘Dissertations’ as the publication type. Note that the search interface to this database will be changing next month. Further information is available from the business library team.
Index to Theses has enhanced its full text linking service to link through to full text theses in the British Library’s EThOS project and 40 UK and Irish University institutional repositories. This is in sharp contrast to the 3,000 available links in 2008, when Index to Theses started monitoring theses’ full text download availability.
In addition, Index to Theses has created a new sub-collection of Irish theses, increased coverage of theses accepted for higher degrees in the UK, improved help pages, and a fresh new look to the database. There are now 480,000 theses in this database.
This is a JISC project which brings 971 PhD Islamic Studies theses directly to your Desktop.
Thinking about your dissertation topic may encourage you to take a look at examples of other theses. You can get full text access to a large range of UK doctoral theses from EthOS – the new initiative from the British Library. Register for the service; search the database of available dissertations; add the items you need to your basket and, as long as you choose the Download option, they are free!
Index to Theses (available from the Databases list on the library homepage or Learning Resources tab in Portal ) allows you to search for research theses completed in the UK and Ireland for the past 200 years, with abstracts present for doctoral dissertations post 1986. “How to obtain full-text” button with each record checks more recent theses against British Library EthOS service as well as other Institutional Repositories, or contact Document Delivery in your local LRC for assistance with thesis requests.